Kendra Nicole Bryant Aya

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci


General Classroom 436
Ph.D.English / University of South Florida
MEDEnglish Education / Florida A&M University
OtherPublic Relations / Florida A&M University


Kendra N. Bryant is an assistant professor of English with 20 years teaching experience. Her scholarship interests include writing with technology (social media); professional writing; rhetoric & composition in the HBCU; African American literature; and womanist theories and practices. She writes poetry, blogs and paints.

Research Interests

Writing with technology (social media); Integrating womanist voices into the first year composition curriculum; Social activist writing

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Recent Publications

  • Kendra Bryant (2017). (“‘The Writing’s on the Wall’: Making the Case for Hieroglyphs in the 21st Century First Year Composition Classroom” ). In Kendra Parker, The Journal of the College Language Association (CLAJ).
  • Kendra Bryant (2016). (Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media). In Kendra N. Bryant, pp. 306. IGI Global.
  • Kendra Bryant (2016). (“‘Heaven last all ways’: Examining Celie’s ‘Suchness’ in Walker’s The Color Purple” ). In Devaleena Das, (Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple”: Critical Perspectives) Delhi: PenCraft International.
  • Kendra Bryant (2016). (“‘Me/We’: Building an ‘Embodied’ Writing Classroom for Socially Networked, Socially Distracted Basic Writers” ). In Hope Parisi and Cheryl C. Smith, The Journal of Basic Writing.
  • Kendra Bryant (2016). (“#WordUp!: Student Responses to Social Media in the Technical Writing Classroom” ). In Kendra N. Bryant, (Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media) pp. 15. IGI Global.
  • Kendra Bryant (2015). (“The Heart of a Woman: Re-Envisioning Maya Angelou’s ‘On the Pulse of Morning’ in Light of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’” ). In Sue Matheson, (4) 7, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly of the north .
  • Kendra Bryant (2015). (“The Making of a Western-Negro-Superhero-Savior: Django’s Blue Velvet Fauntleroy Suit” ). In Rhonda Wilcox, (1) 38, Studies in Popular Culture .
  • Kendra Bryant (2014). (“But Can We Muster Compassion for George Zimmerman?” ). In Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, (Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong.) Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Kendra Bryant (2013). (“Composing Online: Integrating Blogging into a Contemplative Classroom” ). In Kristine Pytash and Rick Ferdig, (Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction) IGI Global.
  • Kendra Bryant (2010). (“Dear Zora: Letters from the New Literati” ). In Deborah G. Plant, (“The Inside Light”: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston) pp. 181-195. Praeger.